Green light for new bus street

A significant milestone in the Rediscover Mitcham project has been reached with the completion of the new London Road Bus street opening for traffic. 

Transport for London (TfL) and London Buses have agreed to run buses along the new London Rd bus street in Mitcham starting Saturday 26 August.

Details of the new routes will be displayed at all bus stops affected by the new changes. Information is also available on TfL’s website.

Only local buses and cycles will be able to use the new bus street.

Cllr Martin Whelton, Merton Council’s cabinet member for Regeneration, Environment and Housing, said: “The new bus route is an integral part of the improvements we’re making to Mitcham town centre and is the final phase of the works on the Fair Green.

“Introducing the dedicated bus street will bring people directly into the shopping area of the town, which is better for both retailers and their customers.

“We can all be proud of Mitcham, its smart market stalls, convenient shopping and the beautiful Fair Green with the restored Victorian clock tower and landscaped gardens.”

You can find out more about Rediscover Mitcham here.